Would you like to improve your English language and academic skills before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree programme? This course aims to fully prepare those who speak English as a second language for full-time study on one of Southampton Solent University’s specialist degree programmes. Part of a range of extended degree programmes for students whose first language is not English, this foundation year helps learners to reach a standard broadly equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in each language skill component) before starting undergraduate studies. Using our multimedia facilities and language centre, students will have the chance to tailor their English language studies to suit the subject they will later study at degree level. Solent University is proud to offer students a supportive learning environment. Face to face academic support is complemented by 24/7 access to our virtual learning environment. Students also benefit from access to our dedicated language centre, which offers a range of interactive resources designed to aid second language study. Thinking of studying for a degree here in the UK? This foundation year will help you transition into academic life as smoothly as possible, improving your language, research and communication skills as you begin to learn about your chosen subject area. Successful completion of the International foundation year will provide a pathway to the Marketing with Advertising Management (Placement) degree. Developed in collaboration with industry professionals, this marketing with advertising management programme focuses on practical skills and hands-on experience of common industry scenarios. Assisted by the course team, students are encouraged to seek work experience and live brief opportunities throughout the curriculum. Past students have benefitted greatly from these live client briefs and commissioned projects, experiencing what it is like to work to a client’s requirements while still utilising their knowledge of creative and professional best practise. Businesses that have previously been involved with the course include FitSkool, GoPhysio and Dorset Goodness. As well as developing an advertising specific skillset, students will also learn essential business and marketing skills. These transferable skills are sought after in a range of industries, ensuring that students are able to pursue a variety of opportunities after graduation. Students are also given the opportunity to pursue professional qualifications. These include CIM, PRINCE2, Google Analytics and CAM Foundation awards. These industry-focused qualifications are well respected by employers, and Southampton Solent University is the only university in the South East to offer this level of professional qualification alongside a marketing degree.